Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-in Dinners


November 25 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Figs, and Olives by Len Senater

Tagines are a diverse range of North African braises that get their name from the unique earthenware casseroles with tall, conical lids in which they are traditionally cooked over a charcoal brazier. Tagine Djaj Bzitoun embodies the spirit of this … Continue reading


November 26 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Veggie Loaf, Mash & Sprouts by Emily Zimmerman

Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Hearty comfort food with all that umami flavour. Emily’s “meat”loaf is filled with lentils, sunflower seeds, and shallots. On the side, a potato-carrot mash and roasted brussel sprouts topped with house-made tofu … Continue reading


November 27 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Torta Tour of Mexico by Santo Pecado Mexican Catering

November Pop-UP Showcase: Paola Solorzano & Adriana Pelayo Rubio of Santo Pecado Mexican Catering Mexico might be famous for its tacos, but its tortas — generously filled sandwiches that come on soft buns (bolillos) — are an equally important and … Continue reading


November 28 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Kari Ayam (Malaysian Chicken Curry) by Beverly Yap

In Korean, Kyopo means diaspora or a person who has been living in a country or setting which is not native to their ancestors. With this, comes cultural sharing and borrowing. Kyopo Kitchen’s dishes combine flavours from a wide variety … Continue reading